Heywood Community School recently celebrated their students who received brilliant results in the 2021 Leaving Cert.
Spink’s Mark Kehoe achieved the maximum 625 while Abbeyleix’s Fionan Mahony achieved 613 points.
Kehoe has taken up an apprenticeship to become an electrician while Mahony is now studying Business and Law in UCD.
While a further 18 students received more than 500 points in the results that were announced in recent weeks.
Sean Donoghue, Daniel O’Sullivan, Sean Drennan, James Whelan, Christina Hall, Heather Murray, Molly Fitzpatrick, Ciara Brennan, Isobel Churchouse, Ciara Noelle Brennan, Amy Kirk, Leah Clerkin, Niamh O’Sullivan, Niamh McDonald, Sinead McEvoy, Sophie Mulhall, Nadia Scott and Ruaidhri Neavyn were all awarded 500 or more.
Principal Mr Philip Bowe, Deputy Principals Mr Malone and Ms Harrington congratulated students on their achievements.
While retired Year Head Mr Ger. Dunphy also expressed his sincere congratulations to this year’s Leaving Cert students.
Ms Mary Harrington said: “Our Leaving Cert students worked exceptionally hard over the past two years.
“They showed great determination and resilience adapting to school closures, remote teaching and the uncertainty of how they would achieve their Leaving Certificate exams.
“It is an exciting time for all our students and there are enormous possibilities ahead as they embark on various third level college courses from dentistry, medicine, general science, primary teaching, business and law as well as various apprenticeships.
“Students and their families have displayed great resilience in what has been a difficult experience in the last two school years where we have had to celebrate momentous annual school occasions such as Foundation Day mass, Christmas Carol service as well as the Leaving Certificate Graduation mass remotely.
“Heywood Community School teachers have shown enormous dedication and assistance in supporting students and also contributing to both the process of Accredited Grades and the examinations.
“Students collected their results on the LC portal and due to the high incidence of the virus in the community students could only make an appointment with the school for assistance and support if required.
“Students photographed were invited to the school for a socially distanced photograph in the Heywood gardens to celebrate such high results.”
Teacher Ms Oonagh Maher captured some great pictures and you can check them out below: